George Zimmerman, the man charged for the murder of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, has to return behind bars after a judge revoked his bail
George Zimmerman has landed himself in more trouble after lying about his financial position to the judge on his case. Zimmerman was charged with the second-degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, and he had posted a bail worth $1,500 and gotten released. However, on Sunday he was booked into jail again after it was discovered that Zimmerman and his wife had lied about their true financial position when the bail was being set. George Zimmerman's bail was revoked by the judge on Friday and by Sunday he was back in jail.
George Zimmerman, 28, arrived in the state on Saturday night from an undisclosed 'secure location' and he handed himself over to the cops. Apparently Zimmerman was hiding at a safe place because his and his wife's life was in threat due to the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was then booked at the jail before 2 p.m. on Sunday. On the day he was to be arrested, Zimmerman met the officers at a business park and he got handcuffed by the officers. He was wearing a blue checkered shirt and apparently he looked relaxed. Now Zimmerman is being held without bail. According to the details provided by Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger, Zimmerman's return to jail went smoothly and he will be staying in a single cell as he did before he was released. The size of the cell is 67-square feet and it is equipped with a toilet, two beds, a mattress, pillow, blanket and sheets.
The bond hearing was presided by Seminole County Circuit Judge, Kenneth Lester who said after revoking Zimmerman's bond that he did this because the court had been misled regarding the suspect's financial standing. It was revealed that George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie Zimmerman misled the court so that they would have to pay a lower bond amount. The prosecutors demonstrated to the court that Zimmerman had at least $135,000, that he did not disclose. The money was kept in a special PatPal account which he had set up to pay for his defense. Initially the judge had set a bail for $150,000 but when Zimmerman showed to the court that he had financial difficulty, he got released by just posting one-tenth of the original bail amount.